Malacca Guide

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  • First Time to Malacca: Where Should I Stay?

    Where Should I Book My Hotel In Malacca?

    As a first-time visitor to Malacca, finding the ideal accommodation in the right location is crucial for an enjoyable holiday. Packed with heritage buildings, ancient landmarks, and colonial structures dating back to the early 18th century, make sure you take the time to find the right hotel and the right area for your trip to this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    From quaint guesthouses for backpackers to sleek five-star hotels with rooftop pools, luxurious spas, and ample dining venues, Malacca has a vast range of accommodation options to suit any budget. To help you decide on the best place to stay, we’ve compiled a quick rundown as well as the pros and cons of Malacca’s most popular districts.

  • Most Booked Hotels
    in Malacca
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    1. Hatten Hotel Melaka 4.2/ 5
    2. The Majestic Malacca 4.6/ 5
    3. Holiday Inn Melaka 4.3/ 5
    4. Hotel Equatorial Melaka 4.1/ 5
    5. Casa del Rio Melaka 4.5/ 5
    6. Philea Resort & Spa 3.9/ 5
    7. The Settlement Hotel 4.3/ 5
    8. Ramada Plaza Melaka 3.8/ 5
    9. Mahkota Hotel Melaka 3.1/ 5
    10. Hotel Balik Pulau 3.6/ 5
Jonker Street: How to decide..." />

Jonker Street: How to decide...

The most popular district in Malacca, Jonker Street is a haven for antique collectors, bargain hunters, vintage fashion enthusiasts, as well as travellers looking to savour delectable Malaccan cuisines. Situated in the centre of Malacca Chinatown, the maze-like streets also hosts plenty of backpacker inns, budget hotels, and guesthouses which means that you can easily walk to Jonker Street's well-preserved landmarks, cafes, restaurants, bars, and pubs. After sunset, Jonker Street's Night Market comes to life in full colour with a lively street party-like atmosphere every weekend.

Who is it For:

- Budget travellers and backpackers
- People looking for a busy nightlife scene
- People who like a wide range of restaurants
- People who want to be in the centre of the action

What's Good:

- Good range of accommodation options
- Lots of boutique shops
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes cater for different prices

What's Not So Good:

- Streets are very packed during weekends and public holidays

Malacca City: How to decide..." />

Malacca City: How to decide...

Malacca City is notable for attractive architecture and remnants of European empires, such as Menara Taming Sari Tower, A'Famosa, Christ Church,and Dutch Square Malacca. Mid-range accommodation, as well as sprawling hotels with direct access to shopping malls, are available here, while restaurants offering Nyonya cuisine (a unique blend of Chinese, Malay and sundry cooking styles) as well as Japanese, western, and Asian fare are set within and around the malls.

Who is it For:

- People who want to be near landmarks and attractions
- Travellers who like a wide range of restaurants
- People looking for a laidback nightlife scene
- People who love shopping

What's Good:

- Plenty of restaurants and cafes
- Shopping malls are within walking distances from each other
- Easy access to public transport

What's Not So Good:

- Traffic gets pretty congested during weekends and public holidays

Ayer Keroh: How to decide..." />

Ayer Keroh: How to decide...

Situated approximately 15 km east of Malacca City, Ayer Keroh is frequented for its assortment of verdant sightseeing opportunities including Taman Mini Malaysia & ASEAN, Melaka Bird Park, the Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary, and the Melaka Zoo. Although there are limited shopping and dining venues in Ayer Keroh, visitors can still enjoy local and international delicacies at hotels’ onsite eateries.

Who is it For:

- Nature lovers
- Families with young children
- People looking for peace and quiet

What's Good:

- Lots of natural parks and animal farms
- A wide range of hotels and resorts

What's Not So Good:

- Restaurants and shopping outlets are scarce
- Far from city centre

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